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    New to MTB, need help choosing (429, 529, Fantom Expert)

    I am torn between 3 bikes. I am brand new to MTB (I am a roadie). I originally set out to spend as little as possible, before my memory kicked in about how miserable I was on the cheap bike I bought when I first started road riding. I do not want to make that same mistake again. I'm worried that if I go with the cheapest one, I will immediately want a better one, and if I buy the most expensive one, it will be more then I need, and that is less money I will have no money left over for accessories. Any advice and feedback is appreciated.

    The bikes Im looking at are between $300 and $500

    29er Mountain Bikes Up to 60% Off - MTB - Motobecane 429HT - 429HT. The cheapest option, but its components compare every well with the entry level bikes at my LBS, except the brakes.

    29er Mountain Bikes Up to 60% Off - MTB - Motobecane 529HT - 529HT - Middle of the road. The Hydraulic brakes is what got me looking at this. I kinda wanna try SRAM out as well, as I never have had them on a bike.

    Save up to 60% off new 29er Mountain Bikes - MTB - Motobecane Fantom 29 Expert - Fantom 29 Expert. I really did not want to spend this much money, but having a 9 speed vs an 8 speed is very appealing to me. The X5 components are comparable to my road bike components, which I am very happy with.

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    Disregard. I should have looked further down the forum, I found I thread that helped.

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